from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology Any of the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, each of whom presided over a different art or science.
- n. A guiding spirit.
- n. A source of inspiration.
- n. A poet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. One of the nine Ancient Greek deities of the arts.
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin Mūsa, from Greek Mousa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Musa. (Wiktionary)